From Your Executive Director
Hello Michigan Onion Growers:
I hope you are finding enjoyment in the lengthening days and anticipation of an excellent crop season.
The Onion Committee met February 6th, at Greenstone Farm Credit services in East Lansing and were presented with updates on research (more information is in this newsletter). Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Commodity Specialist Heather Throne provided information on the Agriculture Summit and informed us that nominations for exporter of the year are being solicited.
The Food Safety and Modernization Act impacts onion growers. This link contains general information about the FSMA. Attending a training session will be beneficial for you and your growing operation.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visits with many of you on March 16 and look forward to visiting with the rest of you in the next couple months. I will give you a call soon to schedule a time. And if you are in Lansing, please feel free to visit the Onion office at 235 N. Pine St., Lansing, MI 48933.
Spring is here!
The complete newsletter can be found here!